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I think this is really good... but once again, I really recommend you to go with the i5 2500k, which is only $100 more expensive. if you could get $100 more or perhaps a cheaper case and a Radeon 5850 (which performs better than the 6850 AND is cheaper)... you can maybe afford the i5 2500k. Make sure if you get the i5, you get the k version.

Also, do NOT get an SSD... it does not make that much of a difference, especially with gaming.

LOL, SSDs do not make that much of a difference. Yeah, sure... rolleyes.gif

It makes the whole system a lot faster. And, as I said, getting a 2500K at this price point is a sacrifice. If you want a balanced system, you need to go with a Phenom II. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want a crappy case or some other thing when making a system for myself.
    
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LOL, SSDs do not make that much of a difference. Yeah, sure...

It makes the whole system a lot faster. And, as I said, getting a 2500K at this price point is a sacrifice. If you want a balanced system, you need to go with a Phenom II. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want a crappy case or some other thing when making a system for myself.
I think I just stick to your build. I need to try to stay within in my means, as long as it gets the job done I'm fine with it. I really appreciate the time you put in to help me out
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LOL, SSDs do not make that much of a difference. Yeah, sure...
Yes, I have an SSD, it has only made the boot up time a few seconds faster, as well as the launch of some application.

With a 32GB SSD drive, all you can put there is Windows and a few applications. Nothing much will change except the launch time of Windows and a very few applications. And the performance of games is not even remotely affected.

Whereas a better processor will affect all facets of the system more positively.

SSDs are great, but only if you have large budget as they are more "luxury" components rather than necessary ones. I wouldn't recommend an SSD to anyone with a budget lower than $1000.
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Not sure why that Caviar blue HDD was allowed to fly through the checks and balances of these guys!

You don't want that. THIS harddrive is not only faster (nay, simply one of the best) but also $10 cheaper.
     
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Yes, I have an SSD, it has only made the boot up time a few seconds faster, as well as the launch of some application.

With a 32GB SSD drive, all you can put there is Windows and a few applications. Nothing much will change except the launch time of Windows and a very few applications. And the performance of games is not even remotely affected.

Whereas a better processor will affect all facets of the system more positively.

SSDs are great, but only if you have large budget as they are more "luxury" components rather than necessary ones. I wouldn't recommend an SSD to anyone with a budget lower than $1000.
I don't think you get it. Going Sandy Bridge for this means going over-budget. You can put your most important apps on an SSD, and it will definitely make a difference especially in time-sensitive apps. Boot up times are also much faster. The whole system feels more responsive because of the low access times. At such a low price, it's pretty foolish to not get the one I posted. It's only $60 and fits nicely under the budget.

And no, a processor won't help all facets of a computer. It'll help in computing intensive applications after we pass dual cores, nothing else.

A Phenom II X4 with OCed NB will be faster than a Core i3 2100 in gaming, so I recommend that to the OP so he can stay under budget.
    
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I think I just stick to your build. I need to try to stay within in my means, as long as it gets the job done I'm fine with it. I really appreciate the time you put in to help me out
It'll get the job done more than nicely. That 5850, if you decide to CF it in a year, will be good for playing at high settings with AA for at least 5 years.
    
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Not sure why that Caviar blue HDD was allowed to fly through the checks and balances of these guys!

You don't want that. THIS harddrive is not only faster (nay, simply one of the best) but also $10 cheaper.
I agree, the Samsung HDD is definitely a better choice.

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I don't think you get it. Going Sandy Bridge for this means going over-budget. You can put your most important apps on an SSD, and it will definitely make a difference especially in time-sensitive apps. Boot up times are also much faster. The whole system feels more responsive because of the low access times. At such a low price, it's pretty foolish to not get the one I posted. It's only $60 and fits nicely under the budget.

And no, a processor won't help all facets of a computer. It'll help in computing intensive applications after we pass dual cores, nothing else.

A Phenom II X4 with OCed NB will be faster than a Core i3 2100 in gaming, so I recommend that to the OP so he can stay under budget.
An oced Phenom II X4 is faster than an Intel i3 2100. But as I showed, you can easily stay under the budget with an i5 2500k. I think the i5 2500k is a much better option than the Phenom II X4 and a 32GB SSD, especially for gaming.

In any case, even though I have presented good arguments throughout, I don't even think the OP has noticed my posts, so it is unlikely that it'll change his opinion.
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I agree, the Samsung HDD is definitely a better choice.



An oced Phenom II X4 is faster than an Intel i3 2100. But as I showed, you can easily stay under the budget with an i5 2500k. I think the i5 2500k is a much better option than the Phenom II X4 and a 32GB SSD, especially for gaming.

In any case, even though I have presented good arguments throughout, I don't even think the OP has noticed my posts, so it is unlikely that it'll change his opinion.
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I agree, the Samsung HDD is definitely a better choice.



An oced Phenom II X4 is faster than an Intel i3 2100 in everything. But as I showed, you can easily stay under the budget with an i5 2500k if you go for a horrible case and don't get a cooler to realize the 2500K's potential to begin with.

In any case, even though I have presented pretty meh arguments throughout, I think the OP is smart enough to see it's over budget, so it is unlikely that it'll change his opinion.
Fixed. I don't want OP to get a crappy case or to have to make do without an SSD or a high-end cooler.
    
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Fixed. I don't want OP to get a crappy case or to have to make do without an SSD or a high-end cooler.
You forgot to add an HDD to the list... with a 1TB HDD, the OP can't afford the SSD without going overbudget And if the OP wants to go slightly overbudget, and purchase something in the $750 range... it would be better if he bought the i5 2500k instead of the SSD.
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